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2-Day Transylvania from Bucharest: Brasov, Bran, Sighisoara provided by TravelMaker

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2-Day Transylvania from Bucharest: Brasov, Bran, Sighisoara

2-Day Transylvania from Bucharest: Brasov, Bran, Sighisoara
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
16
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    16
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
Exclusions
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Sighisoara
  • Entry/Admission - Church on the Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from hotels or addresses in the city of Bucharest.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7. We strongly recommend to book a private tour (with the same itinerary) in this case.
  • There is a 30 Euro single supplement to be paid directly to the guide at the departure if you require a single room
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season (Sep 15 to May 14) and on Mondays during the summer season (May 15 to Sep 14).
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place if the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
Exclusions
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Peleș Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Sighisoara
  • Entry/Admission - Church on the Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from hotels or addresses in the city of Bucharest.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is not suitable for families with children under 7. We strongly recommend to book a private tour (with the same itinerary) in this case.
  • There is a 30 Euro single supplement to be paid directly to the guide at the departure if you require a single room
  • Peles Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter season (Sep 15 to May 14) and on Mondays during the summer season (May 15 to Sep 14).
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place if the minimum number of people is not reached, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
9 stops
Day 1
BUCHAREST – SINAIA – BRASOV –...
Day 2
SIGHISOARA – BRAN – BUCHAREST
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5.0
37 reviews
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NKalkan
London, United Kingdom22 contributions
Dec 2019
We are just back from Romania (two of us travelling) and the trip was made perfect thanks to TravelMaker and our lovely and patient guide Laura. The tour is well organised and well rounded. Laura showed professionalism and shared her knowledge with enthusiasm. She also proved to be an excellent driver as we were blessed with snow which added to the mysterious medieval atmosphere of Transylvania (thankfully the snow did not seem to phase Laura). She also took the time, at our request, to take us to Viscri which was not on the programme and this was much appreciated as we were already running late because of the weather. The drive back through the sinuous roads of the Carpathian mountains was slow but magical thanks to the snow covered trees, a forest of white filaments as the headlights shone on them. I would definitely recommend visiting Transylvania in winter. Nothing disappointed from Brasov to Bran but our favourites turned out to be Peles Castle and Sighisoara (and the street food experience outside of Bran Castle). The hotel in Sighisoara was basic but perfect as its style blended well with the overall feel of the place. There, we also enjoyed a concert of carol and gospel singers as mulled wine kept us warm. We found that the food was better in the medieval fortress than it was in Bucharest. My husband and I have visited many European countries including Central European ones but we were left with the firm impression that Romania should be one of the first countries to visit in Eastern Europe. It has so much to offer. Its treasures are scattered all over the place so unless one wants to rent a car, an outfit like TravelMaker is perfect to take a party of two or several around. I was so taken by this understated country that I am now reading avidly about its history in general and its Saxon heritage in particular. I now understand why Prince Charles - who is related to the Romanian royal family and owns a property in Viscri - is so taken by this unassuming and beautiful country which is well worth discovering, beyond the Dracula narrative. So thanks again to Laura and TravelMaker to have helped us add memorable days to our lives.
Written January 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, We really appreciate the time you took to leave such a beautiful and thoughtful review of our service! We’re happy you had a great experience with our colleague Laura on the Transylvania Break tour from Bucharest. The Carpathians and Transylvania look even more interesting covered with snow and around the Winter Holidays Season, and we are so happy you could see and enjoy the unique atmosphere. However, there are many other exciting things to see and do in Romania, so we hope to see you again sometimes for another great adventure. Thanks again!
Written January 10, 2020
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paul q
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
Our guide's name was Serban. He started the day off by being prompt and on time. He was extremely knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating. He was very friendly, had a good personality and was very nice. He had a great sense of humour. Although the trip was long, he kept us informed through out the day. He really knew the countries history and was able to relay the information by weaving the time and events in a historic way, like good story tellers do. The drive showed off Romania in a positive way, the countryside was really beautiful.

Paul & Terri Q
Written September 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karl D
Grand Bend, Canada12 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
There were 4 in our group. Our guide/host/driver was Boogie. We had an awesome trip, from the time Boogie picked us up until we were dropped off. He was entertaining, provided an incredible amount of information about Bucharest, the road to Brasov, the City of Brasov and all of the sights in between. The Bran Castle was excellent to see, but we were there on a holiday weekend, so a lot of people. We saw the exterior of the Peles Castle, but due to traffic and people, the interior tour was not available. The exterior of the Peles Castle was awesome. Accommodation in Brasov was excellent, close to many restaurants and other interesting points of interest. The scenic road back from Brasov was amazing. Had good stops along the way and Boogie introduced us to some great culinary experiences along the way. Well beyonf our expectations.
Written September 16, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Karl, You are too kind, thank you for your feedback, is it so satisfying for us to know that we managed to exceed your expectations! Too bad to hear that it was a very crowded weekend, sometimes when there is a national day off near the weekend, beside of tourists, there are lots of Romanians who take this opportunity to spend some time in these beautiful areas and it is true, it can become hard to have a quiet and hassle-free tour because it is hard to control it. We are happy that these moments are not so often. So nice that Boogie managed to introduce you to the most important things you have to get in touch with while visiting a new country: the countryside, the culinary experience and some great stories about our country. Thank you on behalf of Boogie and our entire team at Travelmaker! Roxana Adam
Written September 29, 2019
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Aylin Ayasun
Istanbul, Turkey7 contributions
Nov 2019
Our purchasing transaction for the tour on Tripadvisor was very easy and smooth. When we contacted the agency to get a confirmation on the program, the operator instantly replied back, giving all the required information.

Our tour guide Valentin picked us from our hotel as scheduled – he was very punctual, like the rest of the tour. Luckily, we were the only travelers in the tour that booked for the date, so it was such a VIP experience for us.

Once on board, Valentin informed us about the scope of the tour that was awaiting us. To be honest, I have never seen such a sophisticated and intellectual tour guide before! He was awesome indeed – he has quite a broad background of history, geography, theology, and politics, which we significantly benefited from. He is also a very careful driver.

Our two-day tour was very fun, coming in with lots of new information, laughter, jokes, and wonderful memories.

I would absolutely recommend the “2-Day Transylvania from Bucharest: Brasov, Bran, Sighisoara” tour to anybody willing to have a Transylvania experience!
Written December 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a kind and detailed review. It is fantastic to read that you had such a great time on our Transylvania Break! Valentin is indeed an amazing asset to the company with her wealth of knowledge and we consider us also very lucky to have such a wide history and amazing places to share with our travelers. Please be assured that I will copy your message to Valentin, I trust it will delight him to know his efforts are appreciated and recognized. If you find yourself in Romania again we would like to host you on another TravelMaker tour in the future. With gratitude and best wishes, Roxana Adam
Written May 14, 2020
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LetsgoLisa1
12 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
tour was my Hallmark Fantasy come true!
We had an incredible, absolutely wonderful time with Valentin on this 2-day excursion to the heart of
Romania.
My 17-year-old son and I were so fortunate to have Valentin as our guide. He has such a depth of knowledge about Romanian history and culture and current state of affairs that our trip was enriched way beyond visiting beautiful sights. We were fortunate to have a second guide with us (I'm pretty sure it was Sarah but it may be Laura )
The van transporting us through the snowy winter wonderland was very comfortable and my son also loved the WiFi in the van.
They picked us up by the entrance to Old Town Bucharest and off we went to Peles Castle.
Please remember to pay to take pics with all devices in your group before you enter castle as you will want those pics.
I was in awe of everything- the gorgeous decor, ornate architecture, the library with secret passage, the chandeliers- oh my! Poor Valentin had his hands full with me as I had a hard time focusing on his excellent tour- I think what I wrote in my journal that day sums up my euphoria:
I am on my Hallmark Christmas Fantasy tour! I just plunged into the living, beating heart of all fictional Princes' Fantasy kingdoms and it was beyond my wildest, feverish dreams. It's the freaking Holy Grail. I felt Lacey (Chaubert) urging me to break all kinds of tour etiquette. She literally forced me to walk up and down that royal red staircase and take lots of unauthorized video. I was scolded- in several languages. I just kept sneaking away trying to find the secret passage behind the library door behind which I could hide and never leave. Then Candace (Cameron Bure) said Lisa, the Prince of Your Heart is waiting for you in the ballroom. I ran as fast as I could (in my protective blue surgical booties (which Lacey never had to do) I looked around (while taking surreptitious selfies) and lo and behold, there was my son. Aw- My heart be still.
So fun! After we strolled the grounds and then left for Brasov- with its glorious cobble-stoned main square and huge Christmas tree. We had lunch in adorable restaurant off square and even found a vegan restaurant for my son.
After, we drove to citadel city of Sighisoara and spent the night at a spectacular very European hotel complete with tapestries a lovely wooden antiques and even spa-style bath. Breakfast at hotel was abundant. On way to visit Dracula's home (or is it?)Bran Castle - Valentin pulled over so my son and I could play in the fresh powdery snow. Exhilarating! Valentin was so good with my son who would've been bored out of his mind if he had to hang out with just me. After touring Bran, we had time to pick up souvenirs in market under castle and then we headed back to Bucharest. I was so sad to see the adventure end and would go back in a heartbeat if I weren't banned from Peles (joking) We loved Travelmakers so much we took a daytrip to Bulgaria the very next day with the fabulous Boogie.
Written November 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Lisa, This is an outstanding feedback, thank you for sharing this amazing experience! I am thrilled to read the short charming part of your journal, you are very talented! Indeed, it is describing a tale from another era, and I personally think that the magical land of Transylvania belongs to it. Special thanks for all the good thoughts you have towards Valentin, our tour guide. His friendliness and good knowledge of the Romanian history help him make an authentic connection, very fast with his travelers. I am so happy to hear that his company brought so many positive vibes around you and your son! Please be assured that I will copy your message to him, I am sure he will be delighted and grateful to hear your kind words of appreciation. We loved to help you organize your stay in Romania, thank you for letting us taking care of it. We hope to welcome you again in our country and to show you more exciting destinations! With gratitude and best regards, Roxana Adam
Written June 15, 2020
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Lilo G
London, England, United Kingdom358 contributions
Sep 2019
Laura Magdan was a very knowledgeable guide, the tour was an amazing experience, bit tiring long route with spectacular views but worthy, practically we rush to see everything, not enough time for lunch taken into account that Romania restaurants services are very very slow.
Written October 20, 2019
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Dear Lilo, Thank you so much for your booking and review. I am very sorry about the long drive. The traffic is awful sometimes, especially during weekends and official holidays. Best wishes from Laura and our team!
Written January 31, 2020
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Elena P
Roncadelle, Italy18 contributions
We had a two days tour in Transilvania. We visited: Peles and Bran Castle, Sighisoara and Brasov. Booking confirmation was very easy and quick. Eddy, our guide and driver, was punctual for the pick up. The tour was well organized and interesting. The guide was very kind and well prepared. Totally recommend it.
Written October 19, 2019
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Hi there, Thanks a million for your great feedback towards Eddy & Petre! It is so nice to hear that they took such good care of you and that our tour met your expectation. Indeed, charming Transylvania has a lot to offer and we are lucky to have the opportunity to show you around. It was a pleasure to have you on one of our tours and we hope to have you back soon to discover more exciting destinations in Romania. With gratitude and best wishes, Roxana Adam
Written June 9, 2020
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Russell G
Cairns, Australia246 contributions
A great 2 day tour that went so smoothly. Our guide Matthew (Mathia) was so friendly, professional, fun and informative made the tour so enjoyable and relaxing.
I've seen tour that can be done in 1 day but honestly 2 days is so much better and at a much nicer pace that allows you to see more and do more. Matthew took us to some things that were not in the tour but on the way cause we had the time.
Our accomodation in the citadel at Sigihoara was so quaint and rustic and yet so comfortable.
Our guide Matthew took us to some great restaurants where we could enjoy Romanian specialites.
A truly great tour.
Written May 16, 2019
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Hello, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are glad to hear you had a splendid experience on our Transylvania Break 2-day tour with Matei. This is one of our best-selling tours because it is well paced and you get to see a lot in Transylvania in such a short period. Although we could use more modern hotels in Sighisoara, we prefer to accommodate our customers in hotels located writing the old citadel so they can feel and enjoy the spirit and the original atmosphere of the old times. Thank you again for being our customers and best wishes from Romania!
Written June 18, 2020
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Claudia
1 contribution
Dec 2018 • Friends
This was a wonderful tour that I did when my brother came to visit me over these recent Holidays. I usually do not like tour groups, but this was great - really small group and the tour guide gave us enough space to explore on our own. I highly recommend TravelMaker and this particular tour, you see some beautiful castles (Peles Castle in particular was beautiful!) and the little town in Sighisoara was great. This is a quick tour without it being too quick and getting just enough of this beautiful country!
Written December 28, 2018
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Dear Claudia, That's amazing! I am pleased to hear that our tour had a positive impact on your trip to Romania! We are so fortunate to have many amazing places to share with guests and we are delighted and humbled by your kind words of appreciation towards our tour, thank you! It was a real pleasure to have you on one of our tours and I hope to have the opportunity to show you more of our beautiful country in the future! With gratitude and best wishes, Roxana Adam
Written May 5, 2020
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swampy48
Sydney, Australia11 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
Recently went on a Travelmaker two day tour of Transylvania and it was really worthwhile. Our tour leader was Boogie and he had an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of every place we visited. He also made recommendations about what we should eat and where we should eat which was very helpful. We visited Peles Castle (so ornate), former summer residence of the Romanian Royal Family, Brasov, Sighisoara (the hotel we stayed at was unbelievable - like stepping back into the medieval ages) and of course Bran Castle. Thank you Boogie for a great tour.
Written September 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you very much on behalf of Boogie and our team at TravelMaker. It was a pleasure to serve you while in Romania and we hope to see you again in Bucharest sometimes! Kind regards.
Written September 12, 2018
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The Best Tour and Guide for Pelez and Bran Castles ever!
In addition to an excellent knowledge of history of Romania and both castles, as well as skillful organization of a
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Both castles are must see
Just completed the tour. Although 11h, the time went fast and pleasant, with good balance of stops, visits and free
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Transylvania Express Tour
Really interesting tour, the Palace and visit to Brasov the highlights. It’s a long day and can feel very cramped i
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Hassle free
I was very torn between three and four stars as I feel it's in-between. Our guide, Marian, was without a doubt the
LauraG44444
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Amazing way to see Bucharest!
I participated in this tour and dinner with 4 of my friends in May 2022. Our guide was Riga who was AMAZING!! He
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Tour operator no showed, behaved dishonestly, and now refusing refund
We booked this tour for a visit to castles in Romania with Travelmakers. We waited outside for 45 minutes at the pi
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Short and sweet tour full of history and culture
Hey, I really wanted to share the review because this is one of the best and fun excursions I've ever had. The tra
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Great Tour and best Tourguide Serban Riga
The best thing was how our Tourguide Serban Riga accompanied us through the day with a great sense of humour, great
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great and fun
i made the tour with kids and friends last Saturday 7th May, it was fantastic and the guide really friendly and fun
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Beautiful historic castles
We liked the tour of the castles and the narrative by our guide. The van was also very nice and comfortable
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Cultural Historical Day
Excellent Trip & thankfully collected from a non confusing location !! Good air conditioned mini coach & friendly i
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Highly recommended
Perfect experience! Our tour guide was in time to pick us from our hotel (they even satisfied our request to pick u
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Great day out
This was a long day but that just added to the feeling of value for money. Our guide, Eugene, was very knowledgable
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The day tour to the Castles was absolutely spectacular and magical. The traditional lunch was so delicious, the town stepped us
I can not say enough about our guide and his knowledge, personal stories, and professionalism. Highly recommend tou
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Interesting and magic!
It was very interesting. The castles were worth visiting, specially the Peles Castle. Mathew was a great guide, ver
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